Can't relax? 5 yoga poses to relieve stress and anxiety

Maria ShevchukSociety
Sukhasana. Source: Pixabay

Stress, fears, and anxiety are constant companions of the modern person. Thanks to them, we are in a state of tension most of the time. And if you don't try to change the situation, your body will simply "burn out" and you will be attacked by all kinds of diseases.

Yoga is a universal stress reliever. It is good because it is suitable for both beginners and professionals. In this article, OBOZ. UA will tell you about 5 simple asanas that calm and relax the mind.

Sukhasana or easy pose

Sukhasana means "sitting in a relaxed pose, watching the breath".

First, sit up straight, cross-legged, with a straight spine and hands on each knee. Relax your feet, hips, and thighs.

Now, focus and close your eyes, feel your breath, and concentrate on it.

Marjarjasana and bitilasana (cat and cow pose)

The cat and cow pose is performed in pairs to stretch the body.

Start from a table position with your shoulders aligned over your wrists and your hips over your knees.

Cow pose: inhale and lift your chin and chest up. Tighten your abdominal and buttock muscles.

Cat pose: as you exhale, lower your chin to your chest. Relax your abdomen and buttocks.

Repeat this 3-5 times.

Uttanasana or forward bend while standing

Stand up straight with your hands on your hips. Inhale.

As you exhale, slowly bend forward, pulling your hips and tailbone back. Bend your knees to avoid injury.

Your chest and abdomen should be in front of your hips, and your hands should be on the ground, next to your feet. Hold this pose for a moment.

Inhale, put your hands on your hips and slowly rise.

Balasana or child's pose

Kneel on the floor. Sit on your heels so that your big toes touch each other.

Keep your knees hip-width apart. Inhale. As you exhale, bend forward and lower your forehead to the floor.

Place your hands in front of you, palms down. Inhale and pull your stomach inward. Hold this pose for a moment.

Exhale and slowly return to a sitting position. Relax.

Can't relax? 5 yoga poses to relieve stress and anxiety

Tadasana or mountain pose

Stand with your feet together. Extend both arms forward. Interlock your fingers and turn your wrists outward.

Without bending, raise your arms above your head. Now slowly lift your heels and balance on your toes.

Hold for 20 seconds. Return your heels to the ground. Release the lock and return your arms to the starting position.

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